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Beth Smith

Assistant Principals

Estelle Derricott



Jon Patterson

Students with the last names P-Z.

Mr. Patterson is in his 18th year in education. He earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Longwood College and his Master's in Administration and Supervision from Virginia Commonwealth University. He began his teaching career in at Atlee High School where he taught Social Studies for eight years while also coaching football. Mr. Patterson then joined Spotsylvania County in 2007 where he served as an Administrative Intern for one year at Chancellor High. Mr. Patterson joined the administrative team at Spotsylvania High in 2008 where he served for 8 years as Assistant Principal. Mr. Patterson joined the PH team in July and will be working with students with the last names P-Z.

Mr. Patterson resides in the Mechanicsville area with his wife and two children





Other Administrative Staff

Karla Bloom
Senior Teacher - Special Education

  Alyson Bruhn
Senior Teacher
Matt Crowder
Athletic Director
Micah Eads
IB Director



Officer Shaw
School Resource Officer

Josh Hurley
Director of Counseling

After earning his Bachelors Degree in Psychology at VCU in 2007, Mr. Hurley worked for Richmond Behavioral Health Authority as a Lead Case Manager at the Elementary School setting in Richmond Public Schools.   In 2012, Mr. Hurley decided to return to VCU for his Masters Degree in School Counseling.  Mr. Hurley joined the PHamily in August of 2014 and assumed the role of Director the following year. 

His caseload includes ESL, pre-IB, and IB students.